Bo Thompson is joined by Doug Rice of the Performance Racing Network, who is on the call for today’s Daytona 500 which was postponed from Sunday due to inclement weather. With it being Doug’s final racing season, he talks about how special this opportunity is and reflects on his career in broadcasting.

Good Morning BT with Bo Thompson & Beth Troutman and special guests NASCAR Xfinity series race car driver for Sam Hunt Racing Kaz Grala, WBT afternoon show host Brett Winterble, Executive Vice President/General Manager at Charlotte Motor Speedway Greg Walter, Director of Publicity and Communications at Charlotte Motor Speedway Jonathan Coleman, and Senior Vice President of Communications - Speedway Motorsports / Charlotte Motor Speedway Scott Cooper.

WBT sports alumnus Brett McMillan joins Bo Thompson and Jim Szoke with his take on the NASCAR Busch Light Clash race at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Our auto expert Tom Blocker joins Bo Thompson to talk about Hendrick Motorsports winning another NASCAR championship, this time with Kyle Larson, the big plans of electric automobile maker Rivian, and Dodge's new Hellcat donut-making brand ambassador.

NEWSROOM

The news comes two weeks before one of NASCAR's premium events-- the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 30. The event will be the first race without restrictions on fan attendance, distancing or masking since the start of the pandemic last March.

National

“We think that these dogs and this capability is going to allow us to rapidly confirm that all of those people entering the essential footprint on Sunday — that’s race teams, that’s NASCAR officials, that’s the vendors that work inside the garage — all those folks are COVID-free or not,” said Tom Bryant, NASCAR managing director of racing operations.

Local

Petty, 83, joins the list of older celebrities who have spoken out about their decision to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including Dolly Parton, Martha Stewart and former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. More than 110 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the U.S. as of Tuesday (3/16).

SPORTS

Michael McDowell's first career win in the Monster Energy Cup Series after never leading the race except coming off the final turn of the Daytona 500. A fiery crash took out most of the field including Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski, who were running in the top two positions.